<i>Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health</i> is a step-by-step guide for building durable coalitions to improve community and public health. <p> This important resource provides an in-depth, analytical, and practical approach to building, sustaining, and nurturing these complex organizations. <p> Author Frances Dunn Butterfoss includes all the tools for success in collaborative work from a research and practice-based stance. The book contains useful approaches to the issues, recommendations for action, resources for further study, and examples from actual coalition work. <p> <i>Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health</i> explores <ul> <li> Historical foundations of coalitions and partnerships <li> Principles of collaboration and partnering <li> Benefits and challenges of a coalition approach <li> Coalition frameworks and models <li> Cultivating coalition leadership <li> Roles and responsibilities of coalition staff, leaders, and members <li> Communication, decision-making, and problem-solving methods <li> Vision, mission, and bylaws <li> Effective marketing <li> Planning for sustainability <li> Approaches to assessment <li> Developing strategic and action plans <li> Implementing coalition strategies in the community <li> Media advocacy, strategies, and tips <li> Participatory coalition evaluation </ul>
"This comprehensive text will be an invaluable resource not only for the practitioner and researcher practicing in all segments of public health but also for the academician preparing our future health educators. The rich experience of the author of more than 15 years of building, leading, evaluating, and consulting on coalitions and partnerships is evident as she combines her practical experience and insights with the published sources to make her points. . . . This book achieves the stated goal of being a one-stop shop that provides not only a philosophical and theoretical basis but also practical guidance and tools on how to develop and sustain successful partnerships and coalitions."-- Health Promotion Practice, April 2008
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PART I: MAKING THE CASE FOR COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS.
1 Historical Perspective of Coalitions.
2 Principles of Collaboration and Partnering: Coalitions Defined.
3 Why Coalitions?
4 The Community Coalition Action Theory (CCAT).
PART II: BUILDING EFFECTIVE COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS.
5 Lead Agency, Coalition Staff, and Leadership.
6 Coalition Membership and Teamwork.
7 Essential Coalition Processes.
8 Coalition Infrastructure.
PART III: SUSTAINING EFFECTIVE COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS.
9 Marketing the Coalition and Its Agenda.
10 Funding, Resource Development, and Sustainability.
PART IV: COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION.
11 Community Assessment.
12 Coalitions and Planning.
13 Coalition Activities and Interventions.
14 Evaluating Coalitions and Partnerships.
15 Coalitions and Partnerships: Their Promise and Future.